• by Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by Robert Sean Leonard
  • 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles (micro-robots) has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience. For all practical purposes, it is alive. It has been programmed as a predator. It is evolving swiftly, becoming more deadly with each passing hour.
Every attempt to destroy it has failed.
And we are the prey.
As fresh as today's headlines, Michael Crichton's most compelling novel yet tells the story of a mechanical plague and the desperate efforts of a handful of scientists to stop it. Drawing on up-to-the-minute scientific fact, Prey takes us into the emerging realms of nanotechnology and artificial distributed intelligence in a story of breathtaking suspense.
Prey is a novel you can't put down.
Because time is running out.


What the Critics Say

"Crichton is the master of the sci-tech thriller, and nowhere is that more evident than in his latest page-turner, a scary, wild ride that is, without a doubt, his best in years." (Booklist)
"From the opening pages of Crichton's electrifying new thriller...readers will know they are in the hands of a master storyteller." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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favorite book ever

read this first when I was thirteen in less than a day haha best ever
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- Amazon Customer

From Prey to real nonotechnology

This is an exciting book, although; fiction it incorporates a lot of research into various disciplines like biotechnology, physics, chemistry etc. Makes you wonder how far ambition can motivate to create our own destruction. It is a fact that nanotechnology, although in its early stages, is been used to fight cancer, in laboratory mice those treated with particles were able to deliver 100% efficiently the drug to the altered cancer cells, making this a breakthrough in medicine! From fiction to fact, is only a matter of time, as our technology increases exponentially, so will be our ability to play God!
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- Pedro

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-30-2004
  • Publisher: HarperAudio